Highways and Streets

Issues & Modes / Highways and Streets

There are over 4 million miles of roads in the United States moving cars, trucks, transit, and non-motorized vehicles across a seamless, integrated network. About three-quarters of the roads are owned by localities but the vast majority of travel occurs on major state roads and the federally-designated Interstate System. Today, this complex system is under strain as demands for upgrades and repair, safety improvements, and modernization mount.

Short-Term HTF Extension to Nov. 20 2015

Text of H.R. 3819, a surface transportation extension from October 30 to November 20, 2015, which includes positive train control (PTC)...

House T&I Committee Approves Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill

October 23, 2015 The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee yesterday approved, by voice vote, a surface transportation...

Compromise PTC Language Included in House Highway Bill and May Ride in Short-Term HTF Extension As Well

October 23, 2015 The chairmen of the House and Senate committees that over see railroads, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Sen. John...

A “Six-Year” Bill? Not So Fast…

October 23, 2015 There was much discussion in the House Transportation and Infrastructure markup of the House’s STRR surface...

Summary of Amendments Adopted in House Markup of H.R. 3767

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee adopted twelve amendments to H.R. 3767 (the Surface Transportation...

House T&I Summary of the STRR Act

Section-by-section summary of H.R. 3763, the STRR Act, as introduced in the House on October 20 - prepared by the Transportation and...

STRR Markup Amendments Offered But Not Agreed To

Amendments to H.R. 3763, the STRR Act, offered during the House T&I markup session on October 22, 2015 but not agreed to. (Many of...

Amendments to STRR Act Adopted in House T&I Markup Oct. 22 (Except for Manager’s Amendment)

Text of amendments adopted in the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee markup of H.R. 3763, the STRR Act, in the markup on...

Manager’s Amendment to STRR Act (HR 3763) Adopted in House T&I Oct 22 2015

Shuster (R-PA) manager's amendment to H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, adopted during the...

HTF Tax Receipts for FY15 Rise Above Estimates and May Cause FY17 Spending Increases in House Highway Bill

October 22, 2015 The Treasury Department has released the unaudited year-end Highway Trust Fund tax receipt totals for the fiscal...

USDOT Releases Draft of National Freight Strategic Plan

October 22, 2015 After much anticipation, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released the draft National Freight...

STRR vs DRIVE Act – Highway Formula vs Allocated Funding

Comparison of annual formula program versus allocated program contract authority for the Federal Highway Administration under both the...

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